Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Pancreatic neoplasms: clinic-pathologic features  (Corso Elettivo)

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Giuseppe Zamboni
Giuseppe Zamboni
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2° semestre dal Feb 22, 2021 al May 28, 2021.

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide the knowledge required to describe and identify the pathological pictures of the main diseases of the pancreas, the anatomical and clinical correlations and diagnostic work with particular emphasis on diagnostic techniques cytological, histological and surgical biopsy, immunophenotypic and molecular.
The student will learn the main prognostic and predictive factors of different malignancies and how to correctly interpret the information contained in the histo-cytological report.


1-First meeting: classification of the most important elementary lesions of the esocrine and endocrine pancreas.
2-Second meeting: adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, with illustration of digital slides.
3-Third meeting: cystic neoplasms of the pancreas, focusing in particular on the mucinous cystic neoplasms, with illustration of digital slides.
4-Fourth meeting: endocrine neoplasms of the pancreas, with illustration of digital slides.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Kumar –Cotran-Robbins Anatomia Patologica (Edizione 6) EMSI Editrice, Roma. 2015

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